Where The Pen Is Mightier Than A Valyrian Steel Sword: Montegrappa’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Set

by Elizabeth Doerr

 Chances are that if you have a pulse, you have probably watched — or at perhaps even read — some of the Game of Thrones series. And unless you live at the bottom of the Eyrie, you are probably aware how popular the series is.

Just in case you aren’t, Vanity Fair reports official numbers of around 25 million viewers per episode — not including illegal downloads, illicit streaming, and DVD sales, of course. That makes it the most popular show on television right now. Not bad for a dark, violent fantasy soap opera set in an alternative medieval universe that’s broadcast only on subscription networks.

So it’s no mystery that all kinds of manufacturers have realized licensed products capitalizing on the show’s loyal following.

Four years ago, Ulysse Nardin released a 25-piece limited edition of the Maxi Marine Diver Black Sea called the Night’s Watch that sold out in the blink of one of Brandon Stark’s three eyes (see Obsessed With ‘Game Of Thrones’? There’s A Watch For You).

Montegrappa 'Game of Thrones' House Lannister fountain pen

Montegrappa ‘Game of Thrones’ House Lannister fountain pen

Montegrappa 'Game of Thrones' House Lannister pen

Montegrappa ‘Game of Thrones’ House Lannister writing instrument with cap on

Montegrappa 'Game of Thrones' House Lannister ball point (top) and roller ball

Montegrappa ‘Game of Thrones’ House Lannister ballpoint (top) and rollerball pens

Montegrappa now announces a four-line collection of writing instruments, each of which represents one of the key families in the creative series: Stark, Baratheon, Lannister, and Targaryen.

Montegrappa 'Game of Thrones' House Stark fountain pen

Montegrappa ‘Game of Thrones’ House Stark fountain pen

Montegrappa 'Game of Thrones' House Stark roller ball (top) and ball point

Montegrappa ‘Game of Thrones’ House Stark rollerball and ballpoint pens

Each series contains a fountain pen, a rollerball, and a ballpoint pen. And, of course, each of these writing instruments is decorated with the corresponding sigils of the families: direwolf, stag, lion, and dragon in colorful lacquered surfaces.

Montegrappa 'Game of Thrones' House Targaryen fountain pen

Montegrappa ‘Game of Thrones’ House Targaryen fountain pen

Montegrappa 'Game of Thrones' House Targaryen rollerball

Montegrappa ‘Game of Thrones’ House Targaryen rollerball writing instrument with cap off and on

Representing the mighty and precious Valyrian steel of the rarest type of swords found in author George R.R. Martin’s dark and icy world, the fountain pens’ nibs are crafted in stainless steel and decorated in the style of a sword. The nibs are available in extra fine, fine, medium, and broad sizes.

Montegrappa 'Game of Thrones' House Baratheon fountain pen

Montegrappa ‘Game of Thrones’ House Baratheon fountain pen

Montegrappa 'Game of Thrones' House Baratheon ball point (top) and roller ball

Montegrappa ‘Game of Thrones’ House Baratheon ballpoint and rollerball writing instruments

The writing instrument manufacturer founded in 1912 plans on introducing deluxe editions in the near future.

For more information, please visit www.montegrappa.com/en/collections/edizioniregolari/gameofthrones.

Quick Facts House Stark
 
Barrel: lacquered resin, decorated in a silvery white with palladium accents
 Cap: lacquered resin, decorated with a runic symbol reminiscent of Norse artistry and a direwolf
 Clip: shaped like a direwolf’s head
 Filling system for fountain pen: converter, cartridge
 Nib: steel
 Price: €245 (fountain pen), €235 (rollerball), €210 (ballpoint)

Quick Facts House Baratheon
 
Barrel: lacquered resin, charcoal-colored with yellow gold accents
 Cap: lacquered resin, decorated with a stag and a fleur-de-lis pattern
 Clip: shaped like a stag’s head
 Filling system for fountain pen: converter, cartridge
 Nib: steel
 Price: €245 (fountain pen), €235 (rollerball), €210 (ballpoint)

Quick Facts House Lannister
 
Barrel: lacquered resin, red with yellow gold accents
 Cap: lacquered resin, decorated with a lion and a floral pattern
 Clip: shaped like a lion’s head
 Filling system for fountain pen: converter, cartridge
 Nib: steel
 Price: €245 (fountain pen), €235 (rollerball), €210 (ballpoint)

Quick Facts House Targaryen
 
Barrel: lacquered resin, metallic red against a black background with bronze trim
 Cap: lacquered resin, decorated with a dragon and a filigree pattern
 Clip: shaped like a dragon’s head
 Filling system for fountain pen: converter, cartridge
 Nib: steel
 Price: €245 (fountain pen), €235 (rollerball), €210 (ballpoint)

Originally published at Quill & Pad.